self-ridicule

noun
self-rid·​i·​cule | \ ˌself-ˈri-də-ˌkyül How to pronounce self-ridicule (audio) \

Definition of self-ridicule

: the act of ridiculing or making fun of oneself Even in her confidences with Fanny she made a joke of her own misfortunes, and spoke of her heart ailments with self-ridicule.— Anthony Trollope

First Known Use of self-ridicule

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-ridicule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-ridicule. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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